I am receiving message Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." When i normally browse the url.

Wordpress version (4.7.4)

  • If i log as administrator and browse the site , everything is running properly

  • If i log as any user below administrator (editor,subscriber,editor). I am getting maintenance page

  • Access without login same maintenance page is shown

Please provide any guidance on the issue


I guess, something wrong happened during WordPress or an active plugin or the active theme update. Maybe connection loss or interruption.

Have a look at WordPress root directory. If the (hidden) file named .maintenance exists, then safely remove it. It's the temporary file used by WordPress for few minutes until the update process is finished. Likely, it was not deleted for some reason.

  • i checked their is no .maintenance file. Secondly only administrator is able to view the site. Other role user are not able to browse – Ravindra May 16 '17 at 9:31
  • Did you use an FTP client with show hidden files option enabled to check the existence of that file? – Max Yudin May 16 '17 at 18:33
  • Yes, it is enable – Ravindra May 17 '17 at 6:00

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